Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 24 November 2007 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1944".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2007.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 97 of Meeus index or 1050 from Brown series.
Length of current 97 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2007. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 98 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:12, this is 14 days after last apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2007 at 16:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 196 km (221 951 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 312 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 160 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 18 November 2007 at 12:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 13 November 2007 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.006°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.958° in the next northern standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.